What is a contemporary funeral gathering?
Instead of a formal, structured funeral service, a contemporary gathering is a more casual event. It remembers and honors the person who has died, and it is an important way to begin the process of healing from the loss.
This form of tribute might be a small, casual gathering in one of our funeral homes or our reception and community rooms, a private residence, or any place that has special significance. Contemporary gatherings can be held either before or after a burial or cremation takes place. There is no set schedule of events, but family and friends might read poetry or scripture, share fond memories, or have special music played. Our Reception Centers offer a wide variety of refreshments and culinary choices.
Our funeral directors can help arrange a memory table, setup a dove or butterfly release, and arrange a display of cherished possessions or other items that form a focal point of tribute. There are also many different types of funeral merchandise available, such as casket embellishments and unique urns that can reflect the hobbies and interests of your loved one. We are happy to provide guidance and suggestions to make this type of gathering especially meaningful.
Don’t forget that making funeral arrangements in advance, gives you time to consider your options and make decisions on how you want to be remembered. You can get started today with our online Preplanning Guide.